As exciting as outdoor activities are, nothing beats a good ol’ fashioned game night at home. Below, find five awesome board/card games that’ll guarantee a stay-home bonding experience with the fam. After all, nothing brings people together like a competitive round or two.
A card game suitable for four to eight players, Codenames pits two teams against one another by each having a “spymaster” who must give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the activity board. Meanwhile, the other players on differing teams must guess their group’s words while avoiding the words belonging to the other team. Sounds simple enough? Then grab a set here and see if you’re up to the task.
You may have heard of Exploding Kittens which amassed $8.7 million on Kickstarter and how it has a NSFW edition, but what about Imploding Kittens? The first expansion of the exciting card game, this unique version adds an additional player to the game while including a human-sized “cone of shame” turn indicator. A jazzed up version of its original counterpart, this is one strategic game about avoiding a quick exit with luck and wit.
For families with kids enamoured with Pocket Monsters, take the usual Monopoly game up a notch with the Monopoly: Pokemon Kanto Edition. In this exciting concept twist, get to partner Pikachu and friends, then travel through eight gyms to battle all sorts of Kanto Pokemon. Gotta catch ‘em all, right?
It’s not the most kid-friendly option around, but that’s exactly what older families will enjoy about this one. Inspired by the Adult Swim hit series, Steve Jackson’s ever-popular Munchkin game turns up the heat with Munchkin: Rick And Morty, as the typical monster-slaying and role-playing card game aspect meets the cyborgs, aliens, demons, and other assorted gonzo dangers from the popular television series. So play as Rick, Morty, Beth, Jerry, Summer, or even Mr Poopybutthole and work together to defeat the greatest adversaries in the Rick And Morty universe(s). Wubalubadubdub!
Prepare to get on your hands and feet as only the most agile will win at the classic game of Twister, which tests your physical and endurance capabilities. Either play in teams, or challenge each member of the household to hold their own in this home party number. Just remember to stretch before you begin; this activity set features an eco-friendly material that’s also safe for the little ones to touch.